***We have raised over £6,500!!***
Thank you to everyone who has supported. With the first round of funds YGH have purchased 110 litres of hand soap and 180 litres of sanitizing gels. These will be essential to helping the staff and patients at YGH implement safe hand hygiene practices and to prevent the spread of infection.
Please keep sharing to help us to reach our final goal of £10K.
Article 25 is a UK based humanitarian architecture charity. We design and build hospitals, schools and social housing where they are needed most. In partnership with Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Trust (RGHR) we are supporting the upgrade of Yangon General Hospital - Myanmar’s largest public hospital.
In this current global pandemic good hand hygiene is more important than ever. Hand-washing is an essential part of any strategy to protect hospital patients and staff from contracting and transmitting viruses. However insufficient access to good hand-washing facilities is a major barrier to effective infection prevention and control (IPC).
The Main Building at Yangon General Hospital accommodates over 600 patients and many more staff and family members use its facilities. This historic building is at the centre of the hospital’s response to COVID-19 and making sure good hand-washing facilities are in place in this building is key to saving lives.
The hospital is suffering from a shortage of basic hand soaps and sanitizers, the water supply and drainage to existing sinks is failing, and new clinical wash hand basins are needed in key locations to allow medical staff to safely carry out their duties. With your support we can improve this situation greatly.
The first £2,000 pounds raised will be spent on hand sanitizers and beyond that initial target the funds raised will support the improvement of hand-washing and sanitation facilities in a number of ways:
- By chipping in £5, you can help us buy 1000ml of hand sanitizer (that’s around 100-200 pairs of clean hands!) or 2000ml of hand soap - both of which are essential for hospital hand hygiene.
- If you donate £25, we could fix a sink that has fallen into disrepair, give it a new hygienic splashback and bring it back into use.
- Make a contribution of £75 and we can buy and install a new wash hand basin in the hospital where it’s needed most.
- An exceptional gift of £300 would help us to do much-needed upgrades to the fresh water supply system pipework and storage tanks to help ensure that sufficient pressurised water is available at sinks when it is needed
If we reach our overall target of £10,000 then we can supply 300 litres each of both hand sanitizer and hand soap, fix up to 30 sinks in disrepair, install 10 much needed new clinical wash hand basins and carry out up to 1000 hours of plumbing maintenance repairs to ensure a more efficient water system is in place.
Your donation will have an immediate and life-saving impact, making sure that hand washing facilities are available to patients and staff at the hospital, during this time of critical need. No amount is too small - please give whatever you can to help stop the spread Covid-19 and save lives.
- Duncan Ford
- Sungjin Byun
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